Towns with Lions Clubs in District 201N1



John was born in Mudgee, the youngest of five children and raised on the family farm in the Bylong Valley. Just prior his 7th birthday John started boarding school at Barker College, in Hornsby where he completed his formal education. After leaving school he commenced his farming career on the family farm until 1974 when he purchased his own property, “Ringwood”, at Currabubula. In 2003 he sold the farm and moved to Tamworth. In January 1997 John married Rosalie and gained an instant large family.

John has had considerable experience with a number of not-for–profit organisations for over 45 years, beginning with membership of Rylstone Rural Youth in his late teens. He served two terms as president. When John moved to Currabubula he joined the United Farmers Association and served as president and various other roles at the Werris Creek branch. In 1999, he joined the Australian Red Cross with Life subscription, including Branch President for four terms. He received the Long Service Medal in 2009. In a State wide ballot in October 2011 John was elected to the Australian Red Cross NSW Advisory Board for a two-year term then re-elected in October 2013.

In 1982, John joined the Werris Creek Rotary Club and served various directorships, including two terms as president and treasurer. Unfortunately in 1996 the club was disbanded due to lack of numbers as working opportunities disappeared in Werris Creek. He was then invited to join the Werris Creek Lions Club and was inducted 27th September 1996 and served various positions on the board, including treasurer, until 2003 when he moved to Tamworth. After transferring to the Tamworth Lions Club in June 2003 John has held a number of positions with this vibrant club. Vice President 1st, 2nd & 3rd; President 2009-10; Director; Chairman of various Club Committees. In 2012 John came onto Cabinet. Positions held: Zone 10 Chairman 2012-13; Region 5 Chairman 2013-14 & 2014-15. The Tamworth Club nominated him for the position of 2nd VDGE. He was duly elected at the Sawtell Convention in October 2014.

John was awarded the Harry Hession Bronze Honour Award by the Tamworth Lions club in 2013. Other awards include: DG Appreciation Award 2014-15; Region Chairman Excellence Award 2013-14; Membership Growth Challenge 2009-10 Crystal Pin; President’s Appreciation Award 2008-09; a number of Appreciation Awards.

Apart from voluntary work and involvement with community projects, John enjoys spending time with family and friends. He has traveled extensively since his youth, both at home and abroad. He enjoys the experience of different cultures and food. His great love of sport is following the V8 super cars.




John & Rosalie Davis